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Yellowstone Winter Wolf Tour 4 Day / 3 Night

  • Destination: Yellowstone National Park
  • Duration: Multi Day Tour: 4 Day / 3 Night
  • Availability: Contact Us
  • Group Options: PUBLIC OR PRIVATE GROUP TOUR
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$1,899

The expert guides at BrushBuck Wildlife Tours would like to invite you on this 4 Day, 3 Night Yellowstone Winter Wolf tour where you will have the chance of a lifetime to witness these incredible animals in their natural habitat. Our insider knowledge and connections to the National Park Service gives us the upper hand in tracking down the various wolf packs throughout Yellowstone.

From the time Yellowstone National Park was first established in 1872 til the mid 1920’s, the gray wolf populations in Yellowstone were killed off under government predator control programs. The ecological impact that resulted from the absence of these predators caused profound changes to the ecosystem in Yellowstone – primarily related to overgrazing from the increased Elk population.

It wasn’t until the 1940’s that park managers, conservationists, biologists and environmentalists began a campaign to reintroduce the gray wolf into Yellowstone National Park. When the Endangered Species Act of 1973 was passed, the way was paved to reintroduce the gray wolf into the park. In 1995, the first gray wolves were reintroduced. Since then, the population has grown to more than 100, and wolf watching has become a popular activity for visitors.

Itinerary

DAY 1: BOZEMAN TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

8:00 – 9:00 A.M – Guests will be picked up by their BrushBuck Guide at local area Bozeman hotels and brought to the lodge in Gardiner, Montana. On the way we often see white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, golden eagles, bald eagles, along with other wildlife! Should time permit we will take an evening drive around the area to see more wildlife and scenery after settling in.

Meal Plan: Guests are at leisure in the mountain town of Gardiner

Accommodations

Best Western in Gardiner, Montana (or similar)

DAY 2: GARDINER TO COOKE CITY

Wolves move early and we will be out and about  to have our best chances at finding them! Expect lots of wildlife and scenery throughout the morning. Wildlife we often see are mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, bison, elk, and moose. We will be driving through territory of 3 wolf packs making this a great opportunity for wolf viewing!

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Accommodations

Super 8 in Cooke City, Montana (or similar)

DAY 3: WILDLIFE ALL DAY!

We will depart the lodge early for another morning of listening, glassing and watching wolves! We often have wolf killed elk and winter deceased bison located that wolves and other predators visit to get a bite to eat. On these food sources we may see coyote, red fox, bald eagle, golden eagles, and wolves! Your BrushBuck Guide will use all available resources to track down and show you wolves like you’ve never seen them before! We will then check in to our lodge in Cooke City, Montana where we will take a break and guests may choose to go back into the park to wildlife watch or relax in Cooke City for the evening.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Accommodations

Super 8 in Cooke City, Montana (or similar)

DAY 4: COOKE CITY TO BOZEMAN

Another early morning as we head out for one last game drive to view wolves & other wildlife! We will see many other animals along the way as they endure the everyday struggle of surviving the harsh Yellowstone winter. Guests should keep their camera ready as photography opportunities are around every corner! Guests will have a great chance to see bison, elk, moose, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, mountain goat, coyote, and red fox! On our way to Bozeman we will stop for lunch in the historic Mammoth Hotel and visit Mammoth Hot Springs. Guests should expect to arrive at their Bozeman area hotel approximately at 4:00pm.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

End Tour in Bozeman, Montana

* Accommodations subject to change and availability.

What's Included

  • BrushBuck Adventure Guide
  • Transportation to/from Bozeman
  • 3 Breakfasts (Breakfast on Day 2, 3, & 4)
  • Snacks/refreshments
  • Comfortable Tour Van
  • Use of Binoculars, Spotting Scopes and Tripods
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • 3 Nights Accommodation
  • Guide gratuity (10-15% of tour price recommended)
  • Meals and beverages not listed as Inclusions

Public Tour Pricing

  • Double Occupancy$1,899.00 per Person
  • Single Occupancy$1,999.00

2022 TOUR DATES:

  • December 9th-12th
  • December 30th-Jan 2nd

2023 TOUR DATES:

  • Jan 13th – Jan 16th
  • Jan 27th – Jan 30th
  • Feb 10th – Feb 13th
  • Feb 17th – Feb 20th
  • Feb 24th – Feb 27th
  • Mar 10th – Mar 13th
  • Dec 8th – Dec 11th
  • Dec 29 – Jan 1st 2024

2024 TOUR DATES:

  • Jan 12th – Jan 15th
  • Jan 26th – Jan 29th
  • Feb 9th – Feb 12th
  • Feb 16th – Feb 19th
  • Feb 23rd – Feb 26th
  • Mar 8th – Mar 11th

Cancellation Policy:

50% of the price of the tour will be withheld outside of 60 days; within 60 days, 100% of the total price of the tour will be charged.

A QUAD Booking is set at 4 (four) people in a single room with 2 queen beds; Please contact us if you need an extra room.

BOOK THIS YELLOWSTONE WINTER WOLF TOUR TODAY!

Contact BrushBuck today to reserve your Yellowstone adventure of a lifetime!

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What Our Guests Say

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Wolves Live In Yellowstone?

It is estimated that roughly 528 wolves live in the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as of 2015. Inside the park, there are at least 94 wolves as of January 2020.

Source: www.nps.gov

Are Wolves the Most Dangerous Animal in Yellowstone?

Not to humans! The animal that causes the most injuries in Yellowstone is the Bison, as some visitors disregard the warnings about approaching bison.

Wolves are not normally dangerous to humans unless provided with food. No wolf has attacked a human in Yellowstone, but a few attacks have occurred in other places.

Source: www.nps.gov

It is reported that roughly 16-22 elk a year are killed by wolves every year.

What Other Animals May We See on this Tour?

Bison, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, coyote, red fox, bald eagle, golden eagle.

What Precautions are Being Taken To Keep Guests Safe?

We take your safety extremely seriously. We follow strict cleaning and distancing protocols to inusre you have a safe and fun adventure!

  • Cleaning and sanitizing vehicles after every tour
  • Use of disposable / compostable items such as: tablecloths, paper plates and cups
  • Operating private tours so each group one family or travel group
  • Guests will have availability to face masks and hand sanitizer throughout the tour

How Can I Book A Tour?

Book your tour online or call us directly at (307) 699-2999. We can also answer any of your questions via our LiveChat service, or our contact form for more information and booking a tour.

What Other Tours Are Available?

Winter and summer tour options are available with single day and multi-day tour formats. Tours embark from Jackson, WY, and West Yellowstone.

Our expertly guided tours focus on the geothermal features and vast wildlife including grizzly and black bear, wolves, elk, moose, bison, bald eagles, and much more.

During winter we offer half-day/full-day tours to Grand Teton National Park and can book you Yellowstone snowcoach and snowmobile tours to destinations like Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. We also offer multi-day tours through Grand Teton and Yellowstone. View all our winter tours here.

During summer we offer single and multi-day tour options to destinations including Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone to view the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River.